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News, announcements, posts, and updates that inform ongoing creation and maintenance of accessible learning environments for every student.
Posted on May 8, 2019

Foundations of Math Training Currently On Hold

As Alt+Shift prepares to shift our focus from implementation at the building level to the ISD level, Alt+Shift’s state-level offerings of the Foundations of Math course will be put on hold.

Posted on April 23, 2019

Have You Considered Creating an Accessibility Statement?

As schools have worked hard to make their websites accessible, many have employed automated tools to scan the website, checking for any accessibility issues. While these tools are critical to our accessibility efforts, they, like any accessibility checker, have their limits.

Posted on April 8, 2019

Mathematics: Reaching All Learners Together Annual Conference: Call for Presenters

Date: October 28, 2019
Location: Lansing Community College West Campus
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Posted on March 26, 2019

Stuck trying to improve communication in your classroom?

Don’t forget that Project Core has modules you can watch to learn how to implement aided language input throughout daily routines as well as structured lessons of the school day!

Posted on March 12, 2019

Changes to Lending Library Procedure

As a way to improve the loaning process, laminated components lists will now be added to each lending library device. Previously, the components list was emailed as part of the confirmation of an order.

Posted on February 25, 2019

Estimation Clipboard Tool for Math Teachers

Steve Wyborney, the creator of the Splat series, is back with another great tool for mathematics teachers. His Estimation Clipboard series includes 40 lessons that each include four highly similar images. Each image provides an invitation to estimate.

Posted on February 8, 2019

Accessibility Training Available as Lawsuits Continue

Over the past several years, all school districts in the state had complaints filed against their websites with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Posted on January 30, 2019

New Lending Library Item: UbiDuo 2 Wireless

UbiDuo 2 is a communication solution for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Use it to facilitate face-to-face communication between deaf/hard-of-hearing and hearing people.

Posted on January 7, 2019

January Assistive Technology (AT) Journey Symposium Update

In November, Mike Marotta and Carolyn O’Hearn visited with three intermediate school districts to kick start the AT Journey. There were great discussions about AT consideration, AT in the individualized education program (IEP), capacity building, and exploration of tools.

Posted on December 20, 2018

Assistive Technology (AT) Handbook for Professional Educators - Peer Review Opportunity

The AT Guidelines Task Force, a volunteer effort of AT professionals across Michigan, has drafted the first edition of an AT handbook for educators. The handbook is based on a review of AT research literature, guidelines, and current practices across the United States.

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